TWO teenage girls caused the unlawful killing of a firefighter after starting a blaze, an inquest jury concluded yesterday.
The 15-year-olds, who cannot be named, are thought to have started the fire when a lit piece of paper was pushed through the doorway of Paul’s Hair World in...
Thursday 19th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
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TRIBUTES poured in yesterday for Ken Cameron, the former general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, who died this week at the age of 74.
Mr Cameron led the FBU between 1980 and 2000 and was also chairman of the People’s Press Printing...
Wednesday 18th May 2016
Firefighters warn against silencing anti-Israel activists
Saturday 14th May 2016
FIREFIGHTERS voted yesterday to continue trials of responding to ambulance calls, but they will not agree to take on such responsibilities without extra pay.
The union has agreed to experiments in around 30 areas on expanding the role of the firefighters — including on emergency...
Friday 13th May 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS have branded next month’s EU referendum a “lose/lose” decision, but voted to recommend a Remain vote following a heated debate yesterday.
A motion calling for a British exit fell before a vote after delegates endorsed a statement from the Fire Brigades...
FIREFIGHTERS voted yesterday to push for strike action to burst years of below-inflation pay rises.
A motion passed at the FBU conference in Blackpool said members had been left “in a worse financial position” with “worsened living standards” over the last...
Thursday 12th May 2016
FIREFIGHTERS warned yesterday that “unscrupulous landlords” are putting lives at risk as new research shows that one in five privately rented homes are not fitted with smoke alarms.
Data from the English Housing Survey show that in the last decade the proportion of...
Tuesday 29th Mar 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
TWO elderly people who died in a fire at their Merseyside home might have been saved if the government had not viciously cut funding for fire and rescue services, firefighters have said.
Anne and John Farrell died in the blaze in Wirral early on Tuesday. Their nearest local fire...
Thursday 24th Mar 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
BRITISH firefighters sent a message of solidarity to their Belgian counterparts yesterday in the wake of the Brussels bombing.
The Fire Brigades Union paid tribute to the bravery of its sister union’s members in dealing with the fallout of Tuesday’s terror attack.
By Denise Christie
Tuesday 22nd Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features